Komatsu

Taking advantage of technology on new Wacol site

 

When Queensland contractor Gunne Civil Constructions was engaged to carry out site preparation earthworks for Komatsu’s new Wacol Distribution Centre and technology hub in Queensland, it was an opportunity for the company to take advantage of the latest technology in managing its side of the project.

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For drill rig assemblies, nothing outlasts a Diamond

Timken is a strategic supplier to Motion Australia and its affiliated group of businesses, and the two industrial figureheads have enjoyed a successful distribution partnership that has spanned more than three decades.Exploratory mining involves mapping, surveying, and testing ground area to determine whether there are valuable raw materials beneath the surface, followed by drilling for those mediums using rigging equipment. 

According to the Victorian government’s Earth Resources Department, less than one percent of mining exploration activities results in the establishment of a mining operation, which is why exploratory mining often comes at a high financial cost and is strictly regulated for application requirements.

“A drill rig assembly sees some of the harshest environmental conditions of any heavy industrial application,” says Troy Markland, Motion Australia’s Product Manager for Chain and Ironware. “A drill down rig is a robust piece of equipment used to bore down into rock to create blast holes. The equipment components need to be able to withstand intense pressure and shock loads from the impact of the blasts.” 

Troy has over 40 years of experience working with Power Transmission products during which time has overseen the implementation of an exceptional number of successful drive solutions to customers within the mining segment. He has also worked closely with Strategic Suppliers and manufacturers of drive solutions to achieve stellar results on demanding applications. 

For drill rig assemblies, Troy notes that the Diamond Chain by Timken High Strength (HS) Series Chain has been a particularly outstanding product in terms of reliability, robustness, and overall performance on drill down operations.

“The Timken Diamond Chain HS is well known to be the strongest performing drive solution for drill rigging equipment, which is why it remains the choice of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) within the mining sector, both in Australia and the US,” says Troy.

The Diamond Chain Company was founded in 1890 with a focus on producing the best roller chain. Since that time, the chain has been used by some notable historic figures such as the Wright Brothers and Henry Ford, and was later acquired by Timken. 

Timken is a strategic supplier to Motion Australia and its affiliated group of businesses, and the two industrial figureheads have enjoyed a successful distribution partnership that has spanned more than three decades.

Working so closely with the manufacturer of Diamond Chain products, Troy has frequently had the opportunity to engage with the Timken team directly at a production level and on joint site calls to analyse drive chain solutions in-situ.  Read more

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